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Congressman Norwood comes home

Updated: 02/08/2007 - Congressman Charlie Norwood is back home in Augusta. News 12 was there when the congressman's plane landed. We also talked to one of Norwood's longtime friends about his decision to decline further treatment for lung cancer.

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Friends remember Charles DeVaney

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Funeral services for former mayor Charles DeVaney were held at First Baptist Church. Family and friends came together from as far away as England to remember a man who touched so many lives.

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Commissioners agree on new guidelines during retreat

Updated: 02/06/2007 - It's not often you get commissioners raising their hands and raising concerns with no one raising their voices. But that's what happened at their retreat at the Old Government House.

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Retired firefighter says test should be tough

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Firefighters and paramedics work hard to serve us, but is the test to get into training too difficult? The last round of testing wasn't too impressive. In fact, two thirds of test-takers failed.

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City administrator trims budget without cutting jobs

Updated: 02/06/2007 - For months, city leaders have talked about having to fire employees to trim more than a million dollars from the budget. Now the city administrator says no one has to lose their job. But some city leaders are not happy.

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South Carolina lawmakers propose raising age of consent

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A former cheerleading coach is accused of setting up a cheerleader with a National Guardsman, who says he had sex with the teen. Since that teen is 16, the Guardsman won't be charged with a sex crime...

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Coroner: Former mayor DeVaney died of heart-related problem

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls says he believes, after today's autopsy, that DeVaney died of a heart-related problem. His heart was enlarged, and his lungs were full of fluid. There was no trauma from the accident.

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Presidential hopeful campaigns in Aiken

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney earned his fortunes by becoming a venture capitalist, and now he hopes his successful business skills will change government in the White House.

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Charles DeVaney: Augusta's Ambassador

Posted: 01/30/2007 - Former mayor Charles DeVaney died Sunday afternoon on his way back to Augusta from Hilton Head. DeVaney was Augusta's ambassador and was always pushing to make the city bigger and better.

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Remembering Charles DeVaney

Posted: 01/29/2007 - Charles DeVaney accomplished much during and after his term as mayor of Augusta. Talking with the people close to DeVaney, we're learning the Riverwalk is only one of his many accomplishments.

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Former mayor Charles DeVaney dies

Updated: 01/29/2007 - Former Augusta mayor Charles DeVaney was killed Sunday in an accident in Ridgeland, South Carolina. DeVaney was driving home from Savannah when his car went off the road and hit a tree.

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District 5 commissioner gets tough on old buildings

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Augusta Commissioner Calvin Holland says old dumpy buildings in his district have been an eyesore for too long. Now he's personally taking on violators. "We're going to call it Operation Cleanup," he said.

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No decision on Beck

Posted: 01/23/2007 - Augusta commissioners once again put off the decision about whether to keep Recreation and Parks Director Tom Beck around. The subcommittee investigating Beck met for two hours behind closed doors today.

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Gov. Sanford gives State of the State address

Posted: 01/18/2007 - Governor Mark Sanford delivered his State of the State address tonight in Columbia, calling South Carolina a state in transition. He says both opportunities and challenges stem from the way the state responds to change.

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Copenhaver makes call for action in State of the City address

Posted: 01/17/2007 - Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver laid out his plan for the city in his State of the City speech. He delivered his speech in front of a crowd at the South Augusta Business at Breakfast meeting Wednesday morning.

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Olde Town loses historic district status

Posted: 01/17/2007 - Augusta's Olde Town is no longer an historic district, because of a technicality. The Commission took away the designation because people who own property there did not get the proper notices.

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Riverfront events center plans go nowhere again

Updated: 01/17/2007 - The "TEE Center" project has been endorsed by the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Development Authority, but today the Commission voted not to approve the proposal for the second time.

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"Flash" Gordon named GM of James Brown Arena

Posted: 01/10/2007 - Local music veteran Robert "Flash" Gordon signed a two-year contract today to be the new general manager of the James Brown Arena. He will officially take over as early as Monday, according to the Coliseum Authority.

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Board of Elections District 9 Race

Posted: 01/10/2007 - A Richmond County school board race is drawing lots of attention. The Super District 9 seat is currently held by A.K. Hasan. The winner of the race will represent half the county.

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Sanford visits North Augusta on campaign trail

Posted: 01/10/2007 - Mark Sanford rolled through North Augusta Saturday for some last minute campaigning, and his visit brought mixed reactions. Sanford rode in on a big bus filled with family.

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